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15/01/19

Benidorm loved making junk modelling instruments yesterday! A huge thank you to Ao’s mum and Rafal’s mum for their help, and to everyone who donated junk modelling! A fantastic music lesson! https://t.co/EaN6xcZUIf

15/01/19

We loved having nursery parents come for the yesterday. We always enjoy having parents at the school and the children enjoy showing off their work! https://t.co/CR26bPTlvt

14/01/19

1/2 Wow! We loved having at today. The children learned so much about their instruments and even made some of their own! https://t.co/IrkgWCeCzb

14/01/19

Tomorrow is the deadline for reception places at Haringey so please return your forms asap! All applications for a place in our reception must be made through the Local Authority.

14/01/19

Morning boosters have started for Year 6 today. A well deserved snack at WRAPZ afterwards to see them through the rest of the morning! https://t.co/aUASJEDYgO

14/01/19

WOW! Year 6 loved their WOW Day lessons as well! Despite the fact their food was rationed, they made a DELICIOUS feast; Carrot jam, potato cakes and spam sandwiches! https://t.co/VvJGtlHWnR

14/01/19

Castille loved exploring 'Amazing Changes' during their WOW Day last week! They dressed up, did a catwalk, shared their home learning projects, tasted new fruits, explored colour changes and investigated ice! A great start toothier new topic! https://t.co/AItKOjqYXh

10/01/19

Two of Barcelona’s incredible artists! Have a look at their wonderful aboriginal artwork. https://t.co/4ddp4N3Mfo

10/01/19

It's WOW day! Year 6 are learning all about WW2 today were going to be following rationing recipes! Which ties in nicely to another display picture! https://t.co/9OKea0YtKG

10/01/19

More fun today. Here's our Cultural Diversity display! https://t.co/ch4ArAOrxX

08/01/19

"And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)" https://t.co/EWDUkefUvf

08/01/19

An art display inspired by the one and only Frida Kahlo! What do you think of these wonderful self portraits? https://t.co/7Y9D6az5YU

08/01/19

1/2 Another of our displays, featuring the results of our celebrating https://t.co/4x4lEZdVhF

08/01/19

1/2 - Next up in our behind the scenes tour of displays our inspired display. We've made a video to accompany this one too, so you can get up close to the details! https://t.co/n2dhZPWBf4

08/01/19

Retweetd From Adrienne Crossley

Love seeing the displays, v interesting to see what the kids have been creating 👏

07/01/19

Throughout this week, we're giving you a behind the scenes look at some of the displays around the school you might not have noticed, starting with our Kew Gardens display, a printing display and our Diwali poetry display. Keep an eye on our twitter this week for more! https://t.co/QpYow9huKO

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Computing, Information & Technology

ICT is a key tool to enhance teaching, learning and progress at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. Here we embrace the opportunities technology gives us to engage our pupils across all the subject areas at each phase.

All our classes have Interactive Whiteboards, giving opportunities for bringing difficult concepts to life using visual and audio aids. Our Computing Suite enables the teaching of specific skills needed in our technology-rich world. Pupils also have access to iPads and tablets in class to embed their learning further.

At Philip Lane, we follow the National Curriculum for Computing, delivering a high-quality computing education to create active participants in a digital world. Informed by developments in ICT and best practice nationally,  we teach pupils to use their computational and creative thinking to solve problems; to use ICT to communicate effectively and to become digitally literate, preparing them for their future place in the twenty-first-century workplace.  

The computing curriculum covers four main strands:

  • Computer Science (Coding)

Children are taught to create, debug and follow simple algorithms; to understand inputs and outputs; to understand computer networks, including the internet.

  • Information Technology

Children are taught to use appropriate word processing software to create, store, retrieve and manipulate digital content.

  • Digital Literacy

Children are taught to instinctively apply their digital skills to a range of technology, recognising the common uses of technology both inside and outside school.

  • E-safety

Children are taught how to be responsible, safe users of technology. They are taught to recognise and report unsafe practices and to understand how to keep private information safe online. 

How can you help your child at home?

As with all subjects, the more practice your child has with using technology, the more accomplished they will become.  You could:

  • Sign up to your local library, where there a computer banks which your child can use free of charge
  • With your child, use the internet to research your child’s interests, discussing how to carry out an effective and safe search.
  • Download ‘scratch’ from https://scratch.mit.edu/ - free coding software suitable for years 5 and 6.
  • Download free iPad apps such as ‘hopscotch’ to help your child code. 
  • Log on to Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing for hundreds of free computing ideas.  You can make your own algorithms, learn about cryptography, and watch videos about how the internet works and ancient computing. 

E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. At HPAPL we have security measures in place, which are monitored to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. Our staff receive training and this is regularly updated. 

E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

For further information, please speak to a class teacher or alternatively our Computing Coordinator can be contacted via the main office. They will be happy to arrange an appointment for a more detailed conversation, support or guidance.

Here are some links to websites that are very practical and informative too:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 visit the parent / carer section

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety click on ‘Online Safety for Parents’

http://www.childnet.com/ visit the parent / carer section